Out in the Fields (song)

Out in the Fields (song)
"Out in the Fields"
Single by Gary Moore and Phil Lynott
from the album Run for Cover
B-side "Military Man"
Released 1985
Format 7" vinyl, 12" single
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 4:18
Label 10 Records
Writer(s) Gary Moore
Producer Peter Collins
Gary Moore singles chronology
"Shapes of Things"
"Out in the Fields"
"Empty Rooms"

"Out in the Fields" is a single by former Thin Lizzy band members Gary Moore and Phil Lynott, released in 1985. The song is about the religious turmoil in their native Ireland[1].

The song is reminiscent of the sound of their band and draws many influences from both artists' wide musical palettes. It performed well critically as well as commercially, reaching #3 in the Irish Singles Chart[2] and #5 on the UK Singles Chart[3], the highest positions either of the two would ever reach in their careers. "Out in the Fields" was also to be the last known recording made by Phil Lynott before his death on 4 January 1986.[1]


Track listings

7" vinyl

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Out in the Fields"   Gary Moore 4:18
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Military Man"   Phil Lynott 5:38

7" vinyl double pack (limited edition)

  • UK: 10 Records / TEN 49
Disc one, side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Out in the Fields"   Moore 4:18
Disc one, side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Military Man"   Lynott 5:38
Disc two, side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Still in Love with You"   Lynott 5:51
Disc two, side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Stop Messin' Around"   Clifford Adams, Peter Green 3:55

12" vinyl

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Out in the Fields"   Moore 4:18
2. "Military Man"   Lynott 5:38
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Still in Love with You"   Lynott 5:51

Chart performance

Chart (1985) Peak
Irish Singles Chart[2] 3
Dutch GfK chart[4] 21
Dutch Top 40[5] 28
Norwegian Singles Chart[6] 2
Swedish Singles Chart[7] 2
UK Singles Chart[3] 5

Cover versions

This track has been covered by various bands including Riot (The Brethren of the Long House, 1996), Michael Schenker Group (Heavy Hitters, 2005), Primal Fear (Metal Is Forever - The Very Best of Primal Fear, 2006), Sonata Arctica as a B-side to "Paid In Full" (2007) and Iron Mask (V/A - Give Us Moore!: A Tribute to Gary Moore, 2004)).


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